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Capcom is porting Resident Evil 2 to the PSP Go, quenching gamers' thirst for zombie-killing.  (Source: Gamespot)

Capcom is also give PSP Go gamers a chance to play the original Dino Crisis.  (Source: Thunderbolt Games)
Capcom shares a wealth of gaming goodness with lucky handheld gamers

Dust of your shotgun and steady your hands, master of unlocking, for Capcom has just announced the release of nearly a dozen of its classic titles for the upcoming PSP Go.  The PSP Go, a new handheld from Sony ditches the UMD format, in favor of downloads from the Playstation Store.

Rather than leave PSP Go owners alone in the dark, Capcom is seizing on the opportunity to resell many of its classics for the new platform.  It has announced that it will soon be posting a variety of previously released PSP titles --Capcom Classics Collection Remixed, Mega Man Powered Up, Power Stone Collection, Mega Man Maverick Hunter X, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max, and Capcom Classics Collection Reloaded -- as well as offering new PSP ports of Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, and Dino Crisis, previously released on the PS1.

For those wondering, the original Resident Evil is already available on the Playstation Network for the PSP Go.  That game is also currently offered for the Nintendo DS as Resident Evil: Deadly Silence, a commemorative edition that features both classic gameplay and a revamped mode with touch screen puzzles.  The title also was ported to the Gamecube with dramatically improved graphics and sound.  The Gamecube version is being ported to the Wii to take advantage of the Wii's unique control scheme.

The first of the Capcom titles were posted last Friday, and they should all be there shortly.  While many of these titles have seen releases on scores of platforms, they remain classics to the industry and are worthy of note.


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Classics
By robertisaar on 7/6/2009 3:30:35 PM , Rating: 3
some of the more popular and best selling games made for the PS1... finally, Sony makes a good decision. i'll still be waiting for the Final Fantasy series to get ported though...




RE: Classics
By killerroach on 7/6/2009 4:20:18 PM , Rating: 3
Well, they already have Final Fantasy 7 ported over as a PSOne Classic for the PSP and PS3...

...that being said, the other two PS1 FF games would be greatly appreciated as well.

In the meantime, Capcom's support of their back catalogue is most heartening.


RE: Classics
By Omega215D on 7/6/2009 11:08:55 PM , Rating: 2
Really? I would definitely get a copy since one of my FF VII discs isn't reading right anymore.


RE: Classics
By TMV192 on 7/6/2009 4:59:57 PM , Rating: 2
well they won't get a sale from me, I've already replayed (RE2) the game by making an ISO for my PSP. And this was almost 2 years ago


RE: Classics
By noirsoft on 7/6/09, Rating: -1
RE: Classics
By Totally on 7/6/2009 5:43:18 PM , Rating: 2
well, for starters these titles were not available for the psp 2 years ago. You're assuming that that he does not already own the original ps1 disc to make the iso. It is very ignorant to call that piracy.


RE: Classics
By glenn8 on 7/6/2009 5:43:57 PM , Rating: 2
How do you know he didn't already own RE2 and just wants it in portable form? Sort of like ripping your CDs and putting the audio on your ipod?


RE: Classics
By Einy0 on 7/6/2009 6:52:28 PM , Rating: 2
It's about time more devs jump on this... PSP is awesome... Saying it's for the PSP Go seems a bit funny. I would assume that Sony will support older PSP models having downloaded games on Memory Stick Pro Duo...


RE: Classics
By Hiawa23 on 7/7/2009 8:58:12 AM , Rating: 2
I guess this is great news, but the PS1 games look awful to me today especially when stretched on the PS3's screen, but should look okay on the PSP screen. I have a PSP 1001, & see no need to upgrade to the 2000 3000 or GO, which to me seems to be the worse of the 3. Smaller screen, no umd, no mem stick duo when I have 50gigs woth of mem sticks, plus, you can download the same games to the earlier models the same. This is good news for Sony.


ugly
By Visual on 7/7/2009 3:43:12 AM , Rating: 2
wow that are some ugly games
why are they bothering with 3d on a device that lacks the resolution to show enough details to make it worth it?
when i first read the title, i got confused thinking of the "Cadillacs and Dinosaurs" game, also by capcom, instead of dino crisis, but then i was disappointed.
speaking of which, is there a good Mame implementation on the psp yet?




RE: ugly
By Hiawa23 on 7/7/2009 9:08:14 AM , Rating: 2
I am not buying. I have the PS1 versions, the Dreamcast ports, & the remade versions on the Gamecube. I want to see a new RE game made for the PSP. I would rather Sony open up PSN to all the previous console generations(Nintendo aside)like Turbo graph 16, Neo Geo & stuff like that. Sony should try to make a PSP virtual console or something. The PS1 games just look horrible to me today, & I would rather see sprite based side scrolling games of the past consoles.


My Reaction
By Totally on 7/6/2009 5:38:54 PM , Rating: 2
"Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djtl9Kv64c8




I have them all for PC...
By CZroe on 7/6/2009 9:17:29 PM , Rating: 2
Emulation-based releases are often over-rated and just plain lazy from a development standpoint. I have them all for the PC and it would be a downgrade even from there. For example, the original RE has been available for a long time but it lacks the color intro and higher resolution of the PC version and the Directors Cut enhancements. Considering REmake and Nintendo DS remix, there's a lot missing from the PSN release of the original Resident Evil. Why not include emulation for the "classic" mode and port the better versions to make the re-release worth it? Oh yeah, because it's a cheap cash-in on already released content. Sure, the PSP likely couldn't handle the GCN's REmake, but the PS3 certainly could. Current PSN PSX titles can be played on both, so how about a PS3 premium version that includes the emulated original for PSP? Too much effort?




How about the Xbox Arcade....
By TreeDude62 on 7/7/2009 11:44:22 AM , Rating: 2
I would love to have the classic RE titles on my Xbox in HD. Of coarse they would have to resample all the backdrops into a higher resolution to keep them from being a pixelated mess.

I am a sucker for rebuying classic games on the current platform. Sure I have a Dreamcast with RE2, 3, and CV. But it would be easier and look a whole lot better on my Xbox 360 (especially since I have a 42" 1080p TV, my GC and DC look like crap).




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